Dr. Lake's Grand Ledge Health Blog

Help Wanted July 2016

Posted: June 29, 2016
By: Dr. Chad Lake

Help Wanted

We are currently recruiting one person for a very important and rewarding front desk and marketing position.

The opening is for a Chiropractic Assistant. The position will be to assist in all operation of the business, except for the clinical. We are looking for someone to work Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the front desk.

An additional three to six hours per week will be necessary for marketing during the lunch hours or possible on the weekend. This is a great opportunity for someone experienced with computers, business, customer service, office systems and procedures, sales or marketing, and a desire to be healthy and help others get healthy. So basically, the position is part-time, about nine to 15 hours per week. We have many opportunities inside and outside of the office to spread the important information about chiropractic.

We will be collecting resumes now through the end of July. We will then host a “chiropractic assistant orientation” in the office for those interested. From that point we will start the interview process. If you know of someone interested in this position, please have her or him email me the resume at chadlake@mindspring.com. They can also drop a hard copy off at the office during our regular office hours.

Seventy Degree Days 4/16/16

Posted: April 16, 2016
By: Dr. Chad Lake

After suffering for the last three to four months with temperatures below freezing, snow, sleet, and icy rain, it appears today the winter is over. A week ago we had six inches of snow on the ground and it was dark outside. Today, the sun is shining and it is warm. To live in Michigan takes an optimistic spirit. Your outlook on life needs to be positive because Mother Nature will challenge your attitude, daily.

I am thankful today for the sunshine and warm weather. With the comfort of going outside brings baseball, soccer, gardening, and cooking on the grill. Get up today and take a deep breath. Enjoy the outdoors. Be healthy and get happy.


Function and Structure

Posted: March 14, 2016
By: Dr Chad Lake

The structure of your spine, dictates the function of it. The structure also determines the health of your nervous system, which is supported and protected by the spine. An optimal spine leads to optimal health.

The body is self-healing, self-developing, and self-maintaining. Our only job as chiropractors is to help remove interference to the nervous system. The nervous system is the master system of the body.

Go Get Adjusted.

Five Most Important Keys to Optimal Health 2-9-16

Posted: February 9, 2016
By: Dr Chad Lake
  1. Posture.  Keeping your chin up not only makes you feel better psychologically and emotionally, but also physically.  Maintaining healthy posture through chiropractic adjustments and massage is a great way to stand up straight and take on whatever comes your way… the good and the bad.  Keeping the “spinal curves” in proper alignment is vital for overall better health.
  2. Nutrition.  Eating during the holidays is fun and doesn’t need to be detrimental to your health.  Try sticking with healthy proteins instead of the starchy carbohydrates.  Turkey, ham, beef, or fish are all great sources of protein.  Load up on the fresh veggies too.  The veggies will provide the needed fiber and vitamins you need to live a vital and healthy holiday.  Dessert in moderation is okay, unless you are on a diet like our Ideal Protein program.  Don’t let a few holiday parties blow your hard work and health goals.
  3. Rest.  I have notice people tend to get horrible colds or flu during the holidays.  I don’t believe it is because more “germs” are out there.  I believe it is because our bodies are dealing with stress differently.  Instead of being strong and resilient, our bodies are weakened because of the weather, finances, poor nutrition, travel stress, or even emotional family stress.  Keep things in perspective and enjoy this time of year.  Get adequate rest and sleep so your immune system can work its magic.  Consider eliminating sugar from your diet and increasing your vitamin C, Zinc, and B vitamins.
  4. Exercise.  Working out is a great way to combat the stress of the holidays.  It will also help you maintain a healthy weight so you can participate in the parties and food your friends and family create for you.  Or you for them.  In this area we have a great sidewalk system, river walk, Snap, Mo Zumba, Westside YMCA, Genesis, Planet Fitness, and Absolute Fitness.  You can also get a great workout in your own home if you can handle that.  With YouTube, DVDs, and your own imagination you can stay healthy on a holiday budget.
  5. PMA.  Keep your mind right and attitude healthy by “thinking positively”.  Positive mental attitude is the key to a happy and healthy day.  Chose to be happy and healthy.  Avoid negative people, images, behaviors, and thoughts.  Live your life in the “now” and forgive quickly.  Enjoy the present and don’t dwell on the past and don’t worry about the future.

Yours in Health,

Chad Lake, D.C.

Dr. James Chestnut- Wellness Paradigm Video

Posted: February 6, 2016
By: Dr Chad Lake
I've always learned so much from Dr. Chestnut. His approach to educating the public and other chiropractors is simply the truth. Enjoy the video.



Your Only Human 1-29-16

Posted: January 29, 2016
By: Dr Chad Lake

"People are going to screw around at work, Yes. That is human nature. But to lose productivity, creativity, or opportunity because of poor life style choices... that is a problem that has solutions." -Dr. Chad Lake

This was copied from Forbes/Entrepreneurs: Jan. 13,2015

A study released by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine suggests that, because you’re human, you lose 11% to 14% of your productivity-potential every day.


You check the news. You chit-chat with a colleague in the next cubicle. You daydream about dinner, who is going to be on Jimmy Kimmel tonight, or your upcoming weekend road-tripWe’re all human. We’re not machines. And there’s not much we do to change it. 

Here’s something you can change


Research also suggests that for every health risk you possessyou lose an additional percentage of your productivity-potential (small health risks obviously impact productivity less than serious health concerns)Some studies suggest that the average person has between 10 to 12 health risks every single day. Do the math. Even if a minor risk reduced your potential by 3%, but you possess 10 small risks, you could be operating at about half of your potential.